Are you celebrating January 17?

  Are you celebrating January 17? New Year’s Resolutions for your Organization We have good intentions to start the New Year with resolutions. They are goals we set  as the clock strikes midnight to ring in the new year with a fresh new start.  Perhaps you have goals and resolutions for your nonprofit organization for […]

The Good, The Bad, and the Just Plain Ugly Resume Cover Letters

It is not an unusual request for a cover letter to accompany your resume when responding to job postings. Resumes reflect the candidate’s professional accomplishments and career paths. Cover letters convey skills and alignment to the requirements described in the job posting. It’s the first impression you make on potential employers and recruiters and serves […]

Executive Recruitment and Transition Planning

executive recruitment and transition planning

Executive Recruitment and transition planning is not always thought of together. I was speaking to a Fortune 100 company executive who after several years with the organization announced their retirement.  I asked how the company was planning for this change in leadership. They responded, “That process was defined in the first 90 days of when […]

Nonprofit Board Member: Stay In Your Lane!

Speedometer for nonprofit board members

New cars are equipped with a lane departure feature that warns you when you’re crossing the line and drifting into another lane. It signals you to pay attention, refocus, correct your steering, and stay in your lane before a potential accident occurs. If only there was that type of warning device when a board member […]

Harvest Development Group Recruitment for Middlesex United Way President and CEO

Photograoh of Shawonda Swain

We were honored to managed the recruitment for Middlesex United Way’s new President and CEO.  Following a nationwide search, the Board of Directors named Shawonda Swain as their new President and CEO. We take a collaborative approach when working with our clients throughout each stage of the recruitment process.  By meeting with key stakeholders we […]

Make Every Day Giving Tuesday

Value, Worth, and Building your Donor Community I admit it! I’m not a fan of Giving Tuesday and my views on it haven’t changed since 2016.  To me, not much has changed since then except for the number of organizations trying to get their piece of the action. Nonprofits view Giving Tuesday as their chance […]

Harvest Development Group Recruitment for ERfC’s Executive Director

Photograph of Josue Irizarry

Harvest Development Group managed the recruitment search for ERfC, Educational Resources for Children located in Enfield, Connecticut, for their new Executive Director.   Through our collaborative approach to recruitment, ERfC’s Transition Team named Josue Irizarry as their new Executive Director.   “Josue’s experience as a nonprofit leader complements the mission and vision of ERfC,” shared Carole Schloss, […]


How to prepare for an interview using the STAR method Congratulations!  You’ve been selected as a candidate for that perfect job and now it’s time to prepare for the interview.  Piece of cake! Not really. You’d be surprised. Over the course of my corporate and nonprofit career, I’ve had the opportunity to interview hundreds of […]